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Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Letting Ourselves Down

Good night, I agree with Patricia for once. Dinner party meet cutes work. They do.

When I was in my late 20s-early 30s in Charleston we had "Supper Club" once a month on a Wednesday night. You had to be legally single, you could bring a friend but not a date, and you had to dress nicely and show up if you RSVP'd that you would. We met at various restaurants around town. The restaurants would offer a special or a couple of free hors d'oeuvres. It was started by some lawyers in town and was by invite only. It fell apart after a great four or five year run, when someone from N Chasn took over the reigns and put a freaking ad in the paper! When it was all phone trees and emails and word of mouth invites, the method was seamless and fun and a few marriages came out of the experience.

It just hit me that we were kinda the Southern Charmers of the early 1990s! We had movers and shakers, people with money and boats and beach houses, and we went on boat rides and drank a LOT and met up at houses and docks for parties ... I was the poor chick they let ride along because I had organization skills, sat on the committee for the March of Dimes Bid for Bachelors, and looked good in a bikini! LOL, hahahahaha

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Posted by Robin Hillyer Miles on May 10, 2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Letting Ourselves Down

Amy I totally agree with you, Dustin your commentary is hilarious! Continue it!

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Posted by Bonnie Susan Horner on May 10, 2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Letting Ourselves Down

Oh Dustin, your hilarious recaps are more entertaining than the show! Your witty quips: "Whitney is merely studying our species." "Child, you can speak, " ..."which I didn't think could be uttered without a church fan in your hand." ...priceless! The dinner with Austen and his parents where his Mom barks out "Can we talk now?" was a hoot! Equal parts Corleone, Tony Soprano and Joan Rivers. I love these flawed, but highly fun to watch people and I'm addicted to your writing! (Just want to assure you I'm not a demented fan and don't have any voodoo dolls in my closet!)

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Posted by Amy S. on May 9, 2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The Pain of Memory

Oh please I need a doll too!Larry has to be a permanent on SC!!!
On to Thomas and Landon,this is a damm shame what was done to Kathryn.iam sorry but her cast mates drove her down that dark road of drugs.
Thomas instead of still looking for a mate you should reconcile with KD you have 2children and a big plus she loves you. will not find that coming around again. Thomas your the blame for your baby's Mommy's drug trouble&you capitalized on it! SHAME on you! Those kids deserve a great family home. Give it to them and Kathryn&stop chasing psycho Landon she's weird!!! Talk about taking over your assets with no prenup! Thomas your just as troubled if u believe in Landon's trust,then u do deserve each other!!!!

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Posted by o osmos on May 7, 2017 at 6:07 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The Pain of Memory

All I can say is wow. I was at a small fundraiser Friday night and met a nice young man, who will remain anonymous, and it turned out, he hangs out with most of these characters..and yes, that is what I call them that. Actually, Chelsea was there. She is very pretty. Sans Austen. Hmm. A charity event and he could not come with her?? It was downtown. Not expensive. He could not dish out the money for a good cause? I actually found out the crew is cheap. Oh Oh. But I got a mouthful and I was not surprised. If Landon and Thomas end up together, they deserve each other. I loved the week before when Thomas was at Stars, and a girl said "who is that old guy"? He does not realize his age because he does not hang out with people his own age. Doesn't he have any friends his own age for God' sake????? My Goodness. He still thinks he is 30. I know I am not 30 anymore. Not that I don't like talking to younger people. Age is just a number. But...there is a limit.

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Posted by lynnar on May 3, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The Pain of Memory

Great recap.
These people all need to learn some basic manners and tact. O.o I know it's all for the show, but sincerely, kindness matters.
I love the HooDoo part of the episode! I grew up in Pinopolis, and in The Corner (Moncks Corner for you non-BC [Berkeley County] people) we had a HooDoo/VooDoo guy. He lived near the middle school. He had pie tins hanging from the tree in his front yard and a bottle tree, of course, ... he also sold liquor on Sundays, back during the Blue Law days. In order to be allowed to purchase said alcohol you had to know the password. The password was - you had to knock three times and say "fried chicken" three times. I know this because I, the SLED agent's daughter would go there with the Mayor's son and the Sherriff's son (the only one we were missing was the preacher's son, but he was a pussy) to purchase illegal drinks for all of us to indulge in whilst waterskiing in the Hatchery.
You gotta love the Lowcountry of SC!

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Posted by Robin Hillyer Miles on May 3, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The Pain of Memory

"Thomas, mesmerized by his own pants.." Excellent line.

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Posted by Vito Boscaino on May 3, 2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The Pain of Memory

Sooooo wonderful! Love your recaps.

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Posted by Belinda Long Stevens on May 3, 2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

I've been in the art business for nearly 20 years. About 15 years ago I realized that if we kept giving art away to charities, we would go out of business. We stopped giving art an started donating money to our favorite charities instead.

And for all other charities, we started a program for where we let them choose:
1 - Either buy the art at wholesale cost (50% of the retail value) or:
2 - Give a 50/50 split of the auction revenues (we set the starting bid price.)

Anything they earn over the 50% or split is our "donation" and in some cases can be as much as $4,000 - that's very generous of us and great for them!

With this deal, we offer the best pieces we have, so the buyer benefits as well.

Now, many charities say "no thank you" to having to pay us, but some do pay us, and it's a win-win-win for everyone.

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Posted by Maria Brophy on May 1, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “ArtFields fights for artistic expression as McClellanville artist's quilt of a man being lynched creates controversy

Did this bother people because they view it as pro-lynching, which seems pretty absurd, or because it cut too close to some folks' "heritage?"

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Posted by factoryconnection on May 1, 2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “ArtFields fights for artistic expression as McClellanville artist's quilt of a man being lynched creates controversy

She's a Artistic genius at its greatest and is speaking the truth! We do kill each other, hurt each other & bring each other down back in the mid 1800s...along time before that and now currently in today's time...whether it's black on black or other demographics degrading people people of african American decent...until we wake up the cross will always be burning...which symbolizes God crying because his people shoes so much hate towards each other! This bigger than black & white!

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Posted by Nina O'bani on April 30, 2017 at 11:17 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

Great article, Mary Scott Hardaway.

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Posted by Gary Keaton on April 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Growing Old, Not Better

Thank you for making me cry laugh..... Beyond Funny! Your observations are spot on.... You have made me a believer that Whitney is an alien, with toilet paper shoe.. I am so happy the horses comforted Craig, Northern people need love too & someone please tell Shep, he needs to chill on his sesquipedalian ways, totally boring!

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Posted by Baby Seal on April 30, 2017 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Growing Old, Not Better

I have to make sure I am at home when I read your recaps because I always end up cackling hysterically and spilling my drink during a fit of giggles/ugly-crying. Your allusion to Gulliver's Travels was particularly hilarious this evening. "'Do you sleep standing up?' Craig asks, on behalf of all humanity." I am dying!!!

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Posted by ClaireG on April 29, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Influencer by Birth

I love this show but love your recaps even more. You are officially my favorite person in this world with the mention of Caroline in the City. If you were to run for President you would have my vote.

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Posted by atate1901 on April 29, 2017 at 1:34 AM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

I have a question and I'm not trying to be mean, I am serious. In this article some artists say they donated works worth x amount but it sold for only q amount. Who decides what the piece is worth? On the lighter side, perhaps you could direct the charities to other artists, such as the artisanal pizza, artisanal bakery or artisanal sandwich shops. People always need food

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Posted by Michael Hodge on April 28, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

We all want to be a part of our communities, not just live in them. Im hopeful that this will be the start of an open, honest and productive discussion that brings artists (and designers, developer, volunteers, et al as Buff Ross pointed out) and the non-profit community closer together. Thank you to the Nathansons for stepping forward publicly.

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Posted by Vincent J. Musi on April 28, 2017 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Mary Edna Fraser 100-foot banner unfurled to kick off Awakening V: King Tides

every time I drive by this building I think about this >
https://www.treehugger.com/green-architect…

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Posted by LA 1 on April 28, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

In Houston Avenue formerly known as Avenue CDC which develops affordable housing has for over 20 years had a big ticketed event with an art auction where the participating artists can choose to donate either %50 %75 %100 of the purchase price. There is a preview event that tickets are about $100 each to come and the artists all come free. Also the Sat. event is about $30 a person now and artists come free. Most of us also volunteer time to help with the event. The desire among artists to participate has grown so each artist can only submit one large piece or two small ones. I have been participating almost since the beginning and usually sell one of my figure watercolors. We also get to set the market value and minimum bid and the then the buy now based on that. Images are on their website before the auction. it is a big success because of the split between artist and charity. I have tried to get some other organizations to do similar events but no luck . Only one other so far and they set the minimum bid and only give %30 to the artist. More organizations should consider a split if they want donations

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Posted by Rona Lesser on April 27, 2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

Tom Starland - This is not about this issue just being discovered. ITS ABOUT IT STILL HAPPENING. But you couldn't resist just being mean. Per usual.
If you weren't running such an outdated publication and had any readership, maybe someone would take notice of what you say.

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Posted by jforest on April 27, 2017 at 6:29 PM
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